I'm sorry for the hundreds of photos! I realize I probably should have put them in the opposite order that I did so you wouldn't have to scroll through all of them to see the most recent picture posting. Oh wells...Here's the latest thing I've done to my home!
I was finally ready to beautify my bedroom, but then decided to vamp up my foyer. I decided that this is the first place and first impression of my home and why should it be blah? I want it make people feel happy and comfortable, instead of awkward. So I decided on a whim to buy some paint and have at it! Here's how it went:BEFORE:AFTER:
Isn't it fun!!? I grew a tree in my hall!
I've been wanting for a long time to try starching fabric to a wall, but couldn't figure out what I wanted to do exactly....and then I thought A-Ha!!
So here's the tree before I starched the leaves on:
The idea is that since the tree is painted on, and the leaves are starched on and removable and re-usable, I will change my tree with the seasons! This winter I'll take these down and make it wintery with snow balls and such, maybe ornaments or something. In Spring I'll make it have little bright greet buds and pretty pink blossoms! This, clearly, is my Autumn tree. It's so close, that I am willing it here - I can feel it! The air has already been cooler! You all can thank me later
Since it's by my front door, I added some really cute hooks on the banister of the stairs right inside the doors for guests to hang their coats or purses. It used to be that they came in and it got a little awkward when they had to toss their coats on the rail, or on the floor of the steps. It is also a great place to keep your favorite barbie bag off the floor from your baby brother - in case you were wondering
This is the view from the top of the stairs. (Notice that I ripped the chair railing out! It was pretty rewarding taking my little crow-bar and snapping off the planks
Yeah, it was a gooood time. Now, there's nothing wrong with chair rails, they just don't fit into my taste - except my kitchen, presently - and it seemed a little silly in my hallway. Don't hate me because I hate chair rails! Ha!)
Here's some photos I took along the way
My future leaves
My starchoction (yes, I made that up) and leaves ready to be dunked, rung, and slapped on the wall
My stacks of leaves
So what do you think?? Let me know! I'd love to hear from you! Here's my winter update!!!
I know a bunch of you thought I was crazy for doing it or didn't think I really would change with the seasons, and to be honest, I winced every time I ripped a leaf off of the wall! I LOVED my fall tree!! But here's my winter snowball tree
I like it very much too
Can you see my very shiny silver fabric?! It's so reflective, it's fantastic and perfect for this crazy tree
Do you think it needs more snowballs? I can't decide...
A view from above:
There are three redbirds! Here's a close up. Sorry the picture isn't great. The verdict:
This project is so much fun! After I took the leaves off the original tree, there was little to no residue. The only places that there was residue, was where I may have got the starch too thick or chunky and didn't realize it. There was no fabric bleeding...I don't remember if I washed my fabrics first. That's not something I typically do, so I probably didn't....but I may have. I didn't this time, so we'll see!! There were some fibers left on the wall from the edges of the leaves. I just grabbed a damp sponge, wiped down the walls and when that dried there was NOTHING there! It was the easiest, cleanest, and least stressful clean-up/redo of a room I've done. I think everyone should do it!!
Let's BRING ON SPRING!!!SUMMER LOVIN'
Whew! Barely made it in time for this one!Thanks for checking in! One year's worth of season's COMPLETE!!!!!